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Currents: August 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

August was a crowded month, and this retrospective arriving almost 2 weeks later than usual is a result of that (we’ve stretched the interval over the first weeks of September in order to compensate, and we’ll forget we did that over the next retro). So much happened in music, film, and especially TV that it was hard to believe that it was all over the … Continue reading Currents: August 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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Spotlight: Tegan and Sara + playlist

Tegan and Sara are an influential Canadian indie-pop duo with a unique approach to songwriting. They each write their song separately and begin the collaborative process only when they’re in the studio to record the album, by adding harmonies and often giving each other (hilarious) feedback. During live performances, they’re known for their banter and for delighting their fans with great stories – you could … Continue reading Spotlight: Tegan and Sara + playlist

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Currents: July 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

The Currents retrospective continues the trend solidified so far at the end of every month, in which I discuss my findings and thoughts about music and other music-related areas mainly having to do with image and/or moving images. Currents is not a real playlist, it’s a place of music discovery taking many detours, morphing and never settling for one area, artist or genre, discouraging obsession … Continue reading Currents: July 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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FEAST ON SCRAPS – JULY 2022

Here is my portion of things I listened to or watched obsessively this past month. Out of fascination or curiosity, I spent days on the following: ONE SONG__________________________ Fennec – bnb [2022] Bossa nova as religion, exotically melancholic and somewhere between Earl Sweatshirt, J Dilla and Clams Casino. That’s how you’ll start to assimilate him. The Austin-based ex-lawyer-turned-DJ seems to be the (better) non-homophobic and … Continue reading FEAST ON SCRAPS – JULY 2022

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Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist

Around the year 2000, what really brightened up my Friday evenings was MTV’s Dancefloor Chart, an all-club-music selection show mostly consisting of house, trance and “dance-pop” tunes (but with Eurodance, Britpop, Italo disco and tekfunk also present). The best among a slew of MTV Europe “dance” shows (Party Zone, MTV Dance and Club MTV), Dancefloor Chart and its subsequent CD releases saw the rise of … Continue reading Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist

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Heard It On: millennium parade – Secret Ceremony/No Time To Cast Anchor (Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 season 2, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki) + SAC_2045 Ending Explained

Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 is a sequel to one of the most influential and beloved anime series of all time, Ghost In The Shell: Standalone Complex. Kenji Kamiyama’s alternate take on Mamoru Oshii’s seminal 1995 film is, after Serial Experiments Lain, simply one of the most ambitious anime projects ever. Building upon Oshii’s setting of a near-future Japan which has seen technological advances such … Continue reading Heard It On: millennium parade – Secret Ceremony/No Time To Cast Anchor (Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 season 2, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki) + SAC_2045 Ending Explained

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May 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

In May we were happy to hear new music from Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood (The Smile), as well as Four Tet under his KH alias. There were a lot of great album releases including Alison Wonderland’s Loner, Flume’s Palaces, Warpaint’s Radiate Like This – to the point where it seemed like a very crowded month (which is reflected in our giant playlist, once more … Continue reading May 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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Spotlight: Tinashe + playlist

Tinashe is one of the most prolific artists hailing from the alternative R&B scene. Over the past decade, she has tackled a variety of genres (lo-fi hip-hop, neo-soul, art-pop, twisted R&B and even witch-house or funk among them), collaborated with a host of talented producers – including Ryan Hemsworth, Clams Casino, XXYYXX, Devonte Hynes, M-Phazes and Kaytranada – and has been compared to both Aaliyah … Continue reading Spotlight: Tinashe + playlist

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Heard It On: Yumi Zouma – Astral Projection (“Along for the Ride”, 2022, dir. Sofia Alvarez)

Whenever it feels as if a movie has a secret window to our favorite playlist, we’re going to make it our mission to cover that kind of movie. If you’re looking to spend an afternoon with a film full of nostalgic vibes which also has one foot firmly in the present, Along For The Ride, (written and directed by Sofia Alvarez) might simply be Netflix’s … Continue reading Heard It On: Yumi Zouma – Astral Projection (“Along for the Ride”, 2022, dir. Sofia Alvarez)

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Discover: Independent Music Labels #1 (Chamomile. Luminelle. Hardly Art. Sinderlyn)

An independent music label is, in layman’s terms, an entity outside the umbrella of “The Big Three,” those being Sony, Warner, and Universal. An indie label’s job is a difficult one, working to foster creativity and promote its talent, which are typically underrated, lesser-known artists and music. This is generally an uphill battle in both making a name for itself and its roster, all while … Continue reading Discover: Independent Music Labels #1 (Chamomile. Luminelle. Hardly Art. Sinderlyn)